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Sophocles Sophocleous, CFA

Sophocles currently manages funds using his FATALPHA strategy under the umbrella of CDB Global Capital.  He spent over 11 years at Argo Capital Management Ltd, an award winning London-based Emerging Markets hedge fund manager.  Due to his long tenor at the firm, he had been involved with all aspects of the investment process, including portfolio management, restructurings, research (equity, high-yield bonds and loans), and modeling (credit, sovereign and default). He was integral part of the investment decision process and travelled to numerous Emerging Markets countries (including Argentina, Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, etc) to evaluate investment prospects and projects.  Prior to that he was head of research at CNH Capital Markets in Nicosia where he specialized in Cypriot equity and debt markets.  He began his career as an mergers and acquisitions analyst at Equity Securities in Minneapolis, while he had intern during his college years at Morgan Stanley in Urbana, IL.

He received a Fulbright Scholarship via the Cyprus-America Scholarship program to study in the United States.  There, he double majored in economics and finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  In addition he completed three professional designations; the Chartered Financial Analyst, the Financial Risk Manager, and the Professional Risk Manager programs.  He holds the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Advanced Certification which includes Portfolio Management.